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Engage is the lead advocacy and training network for gallery education.

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Who is Engage?


Engage's core team of six are based at our central office in London. Other key staff work from home or from other sites on a part-time basis, and are best reached through the main office or by email. Click here for a list of ways to get in touch

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The 9 engage staff members are:
Meg Beaumont, Office and Communications Administrator, Engage
Clive Dixon, Finance & Governance Manager, Engage
Barbara Dougan, Engage Journal editor
Alex Evans, Administration Officer, Engage
Ailbhe Mac Eoin, Communications Officer, Engage
Sayak Mukherjee, Operations Manager, Engage
Angela Rogers, Engage Cymru Development Coordinator, Engage Cymru
Jane Sillis, Director, Engage
Sarah Yearsley, Engage Scotland Development Coordinator, Engage Scotland


The Engage Board oversees forward strategy and management issues, advised by the Council on policy issues.

The 16 engage Board members are:
Lesley Butterworth, General Secretary, NSEAD, Chair
Sue Cambridge, Executive Director: Finance & Administration, ABRSM, Treasurer
Ann Craig
Carol Dunbar, Education Development Officer, The Pier Arts Centre
Lisa Edgar, Education Development Manager, Ffotogallery
Eleri Wyn Evans, Head of Learning, National Museums Wales
Rob Greig, Director of the Parliamentary Digital Service, UK Parliament
Camilla Johns, Communications & Development Manager for Wiltshire Music Centre
Priya Khanchandani, Curator and Writer
Jacqueline Kingsley, Independent Fund-Raising Professional
Susan Lonsdale, Magistrate
Habib Motani, Lawyer, Clifford Chance, Vice Chair
Laura Sillars, Artistic Director at Site Gallery
Emma Smale, Head of Policy and Research at Action for Children
Emma Thomas
Nicholas Vogelpoel, Portfolio Development Manager in Medical Humanities, Wellcome Trust


The Engage Council focuses on reviewing and developing policy, including guidance for members, policy issues for Engage's own work, and campaigning issues to inform Engage's advocacy. Council is made up of elected Area Representatives (2 per England region; 3 each for Northern Ireland, Scotland; Wales) and Special Interest Representatives.

The 40 engage Council members are:
Anna Aroussi, Area Rep - South-West
Vicky Chapter, Aspex Visual Arts Trust, Area Rep - South-East
Rachel Craddock, National Gallery, Area Rep - London
Ros Croker, National Maritime Museum, Area Rep - London
Nell Croose Myhill, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Area Rep - East
Lhosa Daly, Spike Island Artspace Ltd, Area Rep - South-West
Rachel Dunlop, Arts Alive Wales, Area Rep - Wales
Ms Daryl Elaine Wells, Area Rep - London
Sian Fitzgerald, Cultural Services, Denbighshire County Council, Area Rep - Wales
Dr Lorraine Foreman-Peck, Special interest
Hannah Gaunt, Royal Institute of British Architects, Area Rep - North-West
Cat Gibbard, Newlyn Art Gallery, Area Rep - South-West
Jessica Hartshorn, Rugby Art Gallery & Museum, Area Rep - West Midlands
Maggie James, Area Rep - Wales
Emma Kerr, The Roche Court Educational Trust, Area Rep - South-East
Joanna Kori, Special interest
Gaby Lees, York Museums Trust, Area Rep - Yorkshire
Rosalind Manasseh, Area Rep - West Midlands
Victoria Mayes, MK Gallery, Area Rep - South-East
Helen McAleer, Arts Council England, Area Rep - South-East
Miss Gina Mollett, Area Rep - East Midlands
Ms Janie Nicoll, Special interest
Miss Catherine Rachael O'Donnell, Area Rep - North-West
Rosie O'Donovan, Kettle's Yard, Area Rep - East
Caitlin Page, Fruitmarket Gallery, Area Rep - Scotland
Amanda Phillips, Leeds Museums and Galleries, Area Rep - Yorkshire
Imogen Phillips, Kettle's Yard, Area Rep - East
Beki Pope, Area Rep - Scotland
Betty Ritchie, The Bluecoat, Area Rep - North-West
Amanda Spruyt, Nottingham Contemporary, Area Rep - East Midlands
Mr James Steventon, Special interest
Judy Thomas, Area Rep - Northern
Ms Mai Thomas, Area Rep - Wales
Ms Val Tobiass, Area Rep - Northern
Kate Travers, Bletchley Park Trust, Special interest
Kate Travers, Special interest
Alison Unsworth, Area Rep - Northern
Ms Kamina Walton, Special interest
Chris Webb, Barbican Centre, Area Rep - London
Rachael Woodhead, Tate St Ives, Area Rep


Area Representatives

The 33 engage Area Reps are:
- Anna Aroussi
- Vicky Chapter, Aspex Visual Arts Trust
- Rachel Craddock, National Gallery
- Ros Croker, National Maritime Museum
- Nell Croose Myhill, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
- Lhosa Daly, Spike Island Artspace Ltd
- Rachel Dunlop, Arts Alive Wales
- Ms Daryl Elaine Wells
- Sian Fitzgerald, Cultural Services, Denbighshire County Council
- Elizabeth Fraser-Betts, Orleans House Gallery
- Hannah Gaunt, Royal Institute of British Architects
- Cat Gibbard, Newlyn Art Gallery
- Jessica Hartshorn, Rugby Art Gallery & Museum
- Maggie James
- Emma Kerr, The Roche Court Educational Trust
- Gaby Lees, York Museums Trust
- Rosalind Manasseh
- Victoria Mayes, MK Gallery
- Helen McAleer, Arts Council England
- Miss Gina Mollett
- Miss Catherine Rachael O'Donnell
- Rosie O'Donovan, Kettle's Yard
- Caitlin Page, Fruitmarket Gallery
- Amanda Phillips, Leeds Museums and Galleries
- Imogen Phillips, Kettle's Yard
- Beki Pope
- Betty Ritchie, The Bluecoat
- Amanda Spruyt, Nottingham Contemporary
- Judy Thomas
- Ms Mai Thomas
- Ms Val Tobiass
- Alison Unsworth
- Chris Webb, Barbican Centre


Scotland and Wales Development Groups

The 8 Engage Scotland Development Group members are:
Scott Byrne, General Manager, Hospitalfield Arts 
Alicia Bruce, Photographer and Arts Educator (Special interest Rep - Freelance)
Caitlin Page, Learning Programme Manager, Fruitmarket Gallery (Area Rep –Edinburgh & East Scotland)
Beki Pope - Centre Manager, Caithness Horizons  (Area Rep - Highlands)
Sarah Yearsley
, Engage Scotland Coordinator
Claudia Zeiske, Director, Deveron Arts
Carol Dunbar, Education Officer at the Pier Arts Centre in Stromness is an engage Board member and a former member of the engage Scotland Development Group. 

The 7 Cymru Development Group members are:
Lisa Edgar, Ffotogallery
Eleri Wyn Evans, National Museums Wales
Naomi Horlock, Oriel Mostyn Gallery
Maggie James, Area Rep - Wales
Gwenno Jones, Flintshire County Council
Sioned Phillips, The Gallery, Ruthin Craft Centre
Angela Rogers, Engage Cymru, Staff

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